The Christmas tree is all prickly and brown on it’s side in the sun, and today we packed away the last of the Christmas decorations.
All the silver doily and paper plate angels made at preschool have been put away, and the Christmas fabric bunting taken down. No more Christmas cards on the mantle-piece, no more stars in the window.
I have packed away this little angel for the first time, as she was only just completed it time for Christmas. I have been making these for the last two years, as presents for Amelia’s class teacher at school, but felt we deserved another one as well. They make a nice end of year present for the teacher because there is room to write a message of thanks on the tummy.
I have been making the Preschool teachers a series of matching decorations, with a new one each year. So far I have done “Joy”, “Love”,” Peace” and for 2007, “Hope”. On the back I always write a message from our family. After a break this year, there are two more to make, when Michaela goes to Preschool.
I also have these on our tree every year along with a star for each family member, complete with their birth-date on the back. I made 14 of these a few years back for my mother-in-law, one for each of her grandchildren, (Actually I made 11, and have added 3 since).